Finding work from home jobs for disabled individuals is unique to each person's situation. Some people cannot work on a regular schedule because they never know when they will have a bad day, an episode, a reaction, a doctor's appointment, a hospital stay, or need a treatment.
New statistics came out for Autism and 1 in 59 are on the spectrum – this gives us a whole new subset of moms and dads who are home taking care of their sick children.
I could not work a regular job when my son was sick and I am so grateful he is well now! Having a home business gave me the freedom to stay home with him when he needed me most.
When I was sick, I could not have worked at a job because I got sick from people, places and things using chemical products or coming from buildings that had chemicals or mold. I became chemically sensitive and mold sensitive – and sometimes an exposure would keep me sick for days or weeks. I've gotten a lot better – but I don't want to work in or around mold other indoor air quality problems.
Labor participation has been declining.
Is this (at least in part) because our population becoming more and more sick.
While working a regular job is difficult, if not impossible, for some disabled people – you still need to make money if you have a disability. On top every day expenses – disabled people need money for the unknown – which can include, medicine, supplements, treatments, specialty doctors – and so much more.
Work from Home Jobs for Disabled Individuals – walk through of this post
How to Work From Home Successfully
Starting a website should be the long term plan if you want to work from home- but many times there are immediate needs and people need money in the bank yesterday.
Many times – when you start a website it takes 3-6 months of consistently working on your website & knowing the steps necessary to build a successful website before you start seeing meaningful income from that site.
You can work from home and start earning money working from home immediately – you just have to know where to look for jobs and freelancing opportunities.
If you need to make money right away and you are disabled you need to find a job that is flexible, pays well, something you can do, and where you can (preferably) work from home.
I have done my best to research what I am recommending on this page but I have not tried every single site!
PLEASE – if you know of anything I mention that is not 100% legit and helpful – let me know in the comments!
Most of these resources are free.
If you do have to pay a fee for something, please do your own research. Don't give out your bank information for credit checks. I think that seems kind of spammy and questionable and I would not be comfortable with it.
I provide no guarantees of income or any other guarantee with any of these recommendations.
Work From Home
These are resources for full time and part time jobs and freelancing opportunities – organized by job type – with links to websites with work from home opportunities.
Some of the websites have a mix of work from home and regular jobs – so they are not ALL work from home listings. If you are in a place that lists both work from home jobs and regular jobs use words like:
- telecommuting, telecommute
- work from home
- some sites allow -intern (the minus sign before the word means you don't want to see intern) so you don't see jobs that are for college credits & experience only
- use positive keywords for the type of work you are looking for
Some of the best general sites for job searches are:
- Craigslist.org – you can post your resume or search the jobs – you do not need to stay in your local area – pick big cities and do searches there. (I have hired freelancers on Craigslist – both from their resumes and from my job postings. A while ago craigslist started charging business owners to post jobs – so I don't advertise jobs here as much as I used to)
- Monster.com – From the “Advanced Search” you can put “work from home” and leave everything else blank – no need to choose a location – I got over 1,000 results – you might want to add your own limitations to the search to narrow it down. You can try some other keyword searches too. You can also post a resume.
- Indeed.com Search “work from home” and make the location “United States” to get the most work from home jobs. I like Indeed because you can limit by salary if you are looking for a real job.
- GlassDoor.com 162,431 Jobs when I search “work from home” and make the location “United States” – make sure the drop down menu is on “Jobs”
- Upwork.com – A bit of a race to the lowest bidder – plus they take a ton out for their fees to use the service. I would try other work from home websites before I would put a profile on upwork. (I do hire freelancers here because it is convenient!)
- Fiverr.com When searching on this site – search for similar jobs and then post your own offer. You can start with something that takes you 15 minutes (for $5) with upgrades to more services for more than $5. (I have gotten some jobs done by great people here!)
For many work from home jobs and some freelancing gigs – you will need a resume. When I had to write a resume – I used resume-now.com to write the resume and then I went to my own Microsoft Word – and copied what I had made on that site.
All Average Base Pay are based on United States yearly salaries from GlassDoor
Quick Links to Work from Home Job Descriptions
Customer Service Representative
Online Call Centers
Writer, ghost-writer, blogger
Sales Representative / Affiliate Marketing
Photographer, Videographer, graphic design
Tutoring and Teaching
Individual companies hiring for work from home
General lists of work from home jobs
Average Base Pay: $26,661 /yr
Take an audio file and turn it into text – many people do interviews, webinars, podcasts and other media that has audio they need transcribed into text for a blog or other print media.
If you are good at grammar, punctuation, recognizing accents and typing – this gig might be for you!
Other places with transcription jobs:
Scribie – $5 to $20 per audio hour – which does not necessarily mean per hour. I have transcibed videos and it takes me much longer than an hour to transcribe an hour long video. I guess it depends on how fast you type (I'm slow!)
Rev.com – freelancers – transcription as well as translation jobs
3PlayMedia – (Current Openings 5/9/2018) English Transcript Editor and Spanish Transcript Editor
SpeakWrite – .005 to .006 cents per word average transcriptionist makes $300 a month. Top earners make $3000 a month.
Average Base Pay: $22,000 /yr
Somebody who takes instructions via skype, email, video or other and performs specific tasks for online business owners.
A VA could be doing social media marketing, research, investigating real estate deals, writing, commenting on blogs, data entry or other tasks. Most of the time, the person doing the hiring will provide instructions and training.
Entrepreneurs that are hiring virtual assistants have found a part of their business they can hire out to save them time – and they should be able to make a video teaching what they are currently doing and pass off that job.
TaskBullet – one of the advantages of working in a group of virtual assistants is that if you cannot work – the group will cover for you. I have no experience working with TaskBullet – but know that they do have a place at the bottom of their web pages for “Job Openings”
ModSquad.com – “looking for talented and passionate candidates to help us manage, service and promote our global network of Mods. We’re flexible! In most positions, you can work from one of our offices or remotely. “
Customer Service Representative
Average Base Pay: $36,859 /yr
Many websites have online chat and support forums as well as email support and they need people to help with these tasks. There are tons of listings for jobs in customer service.
Convergys.com “work from home” pulls zero results on this site – search “home” by itself and Convergys is hiring in 35 states (as of 5/11/2018)
Other places to contact about working for them: Hosting websites, domain sales, people with websites that need lots of customer support.
Online Call Centers
Average Base Pay: $29,541 /yr
Outbound Marketing (telemarketing)
Average Base Pay: $23,481 /yr
You've got to have thick skin and a good script for this kind of job – but I had a telemarketing job I loved because we did have a good script, I believed in the product and that I was helping people, and there were bonuses that I hit regularly.
I see outbound marketing jobs advertised all the time – just be careful you are not getting in a ponzi scheme. Use your head and only do things that resonate with you.
Writer, Ghost writer, blogger
Average Base Pay: $30,000-42,120 /yr
ProBlogger.com – freelance writing jobs – part time or full time with a lot of flexibility
BloggingPro – their suggestion when posting an ad is $15 an hour or for 500 words
All Freelance Writing
Constant Content – has a marketplace where you can list articles for sale and a place where you can browse and choose public writing jobs. You need to pass a quiz and submit a sample.
BKAcontent – No experience necessary. Complete a grammar test and submit a sample. Articles pay anywhere between $0.01 and $0.05 per word.
TextBroker – pays per word – only available in the U.S.
MakeALivingWriting.com – Practical Help for Hungry Writers – good free information on making a living writing – Carol Tice's free book “100+ Freelance Writing Questions, Answered” is full of great information and I highly recommend it. And this article is a must for all freelance writers: “Earn Money Online: 92 Websites That Pay Writers $50+”
WriterHelpWanted.com – this is a course in writing that takes you from finding a profitable niche to write on – to finding writing jobs – making a successful business – and turning your business into a passive income. One time payment of $27
Freelance Writing pulls from a bunch of different sources – nice search features
The young lady in this next video has found a way to work from home doing freelance writing jobs. She could not get a job because of chronic headaches that were making her lose her vision! She goes over why you should not look for writing jobs in “content mills” like Upwork and where she does find her jobs – as well as what it takes to be successful – she mentions applying for 20 jobs a day! She is an inspiration – and this is why I included this video.
How I Make A FULL TIME Income Working From Home- $5K A Month at 19
Average Base Pay: $26,992 /yr
Clickworker – pay starts at $9 an hour – data entry jobs
Average Base Pay: $56,143 /yr
I did web design for years – which eventually morphed into a full-time plus thriving business where I could hire employees – and had hundreds of clients.
I'm not sure if web design is still a good field. I think it's dying because there are so many people using WordPress and other platforms that are based on cookie cutter themes that are plug and play.
I'm sure there are niches within web design that can still be freelanced out and if they are popular and needed – you could form a business around it.
Look for web design jobs on:
Sales Representative / Affiliate Marketing
Average Base Pay: $39,300 /yr
Find a product you believe in and sell it.
There is money in sales.
And you don't have to be that sleezy sales person. Many people have such a negative feeling about sales people that they would never become a sales person.
If you found something that you believed in – something that really helped you – and you knew it could help a lot of people if you told them about it – wouldn't you feel obligated to tell them about it?
If you would tell someone about something whether you made a commission or not – that is what you should be selling.
You can do affiliate marketing with a website – or with other selling strategies.
Some of my favorite podcasts on marketing:
I Love Marketing Dean Jackson & Joe Polish
Duct Tape Marketing John Jantsch
Marketing School Neil Patel & Eric Siu
Think about products or services that have helped you and reach out to the company to see if they have an affiliate program. It is best to sell something you believe in 100%.
Photographer/ Videographer/ Graphic Designer
Photographer Average Base Pay: $32,068 /yr
Videographer Average Base Pay: $46,274 /yr
Graphic Designer Average Base Pay: $48,256 /yr
These are actually 3 different jobs with much the same advice – If you like taking pictures or videos or you are good at Photoshop or your own picture/video editing…
Tutoring and Teaching
I went to college online – and I know a lot of my professors were working from home.
If you are a professor – you could check with colleges that offer online college courses and see if you can teach from home.
Many people continue their education with online classes and I would look in with some of those places to see if they are offering jobs to educators.
I have not been able to find any work from home teaching jobs on Alison – but it might be worth contacting them to see if that kind of thing is ever considered. I have used their online training (for free) and I have loved their courses!
If you are looking for a job in teaching, you can look on:
Fiverr – search for similar jobs and then post your own offer
Translator Average Base Pay: $46,983 /yr
Translator's Cafe – where linguists and their clients come to meet – is a forum where people post jobs and look for jobs. It's free to register and looks active.
Proz is an online community for language professionals – free to register
Individual companies hiring work from home positions
Work for Apple – Apple has work from home Advisors!
Work for Amazon – scroll to the bottom of the left menu and you will see “Work from Home” – as of 5/9/2018 there were 252 work from home jobs at Amazon.
Work From Home Job Listings
HomeWithTheKids.com is a work from home job board and seems legit – I checked out a lot of the links in the job board itself – if you click on the main categories – it takes you to lists of jobs.
Home Job Stop is a one time (lifetime) fee of $18 – and all the job opportunities are screened and guaranteed scam free. I have seen some reviews around 2014 – saying their customer service was not what it used to be and some of the job listings were old – use at your own risk.
Rat Race Rebellion claims they are the only list of work from home jobs you will ever need. (maybe I should have started with this one)
FlexJobs has a fee of $14.95 a month or $49.95 a year and I have never tried them. Recently, I am seeing more and more of this company – I read some reviews and they are all good!
For a very limited time, you can get up to 30% off on Flexjobs subscriptions. Just use the promo code AFFILPROMO during billing
Getting Hired – a job board for disabled individuals
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National Telecommuting Institute – Founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, its mission is to identify and develop work-at-home jobs for home-based Americans who are physically disabled.
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